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Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,529
Posted By ZJeepMI
Looks like a cool ride. I love that CB. The...

Looks like a cool ride. I love that CB. The bonnie will be nice for the trip though. I'm hoping to do some exploring in the U.P. here soon myself, though not the circle tour on my XRL. Maybe next...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 73,440
Views: 7,552,449
Posted By ZJeepMI
Thought I'd check back in with my carb issues on...

Thought I'd check back in with my carb issues on the XRL. Never done any prior carb work so my buddy and I tore into it and found a very clogged pair of jets. We put in my new 55/158 jets and went...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 73,440
Views: 7,552,449
Posted By ZJeepMI
I considered it, but if it ends up rich for...

I considered it, but if it ends up rich for whatever reason I'll debaffle the exhaust. Anything will be better than the current running condition, though.
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 73,440
Views: 7,552,449
Posted By ZJeepMI
Thanks guys. After much debate I decided to go...

Thanks guys. After much debate I decided to go the bad MPG route and ordered a unifilter and 55/158 jets. Will pull the snorkel and likely do daves mods while i'm in there. This engine runs HOT, so...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 73,440
Views: 7,552,449
Posted By ZJeepMI
Hey guys, just picked up an '02 XR650l tonight....

Hey guys, just picked up an '02 XR650l tonight. Has about 3k miles. I bought it from the original owner who has not done a single thing to the bike since he bought it. It is 100% stock, which is...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,242
Posted By ZJeepMI
Starting to heal up from my MTB accident, I feel...

Starting to heal up from my MTB accident, I feel decent enough to be comfortable riding again. I think i'm going to leave the rim as is at this point. I've been keeping an eye on the pressure with no...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,242
Posted By ZJeepMI
Thanks for all the opinions. The tire is less...

Thanks for all the opinions. The tire is less than 100 miles/2 weeks old, I'd really rather not replace if but if it's a safety issue I will. I also will go ahead and do the "plunk" test when I get...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,242
Posted By ZJeepMI
Hit Very Large Pothole, Rim damage

Driving down the freeway last night on my Vulcan 500 when I came across a freakin crater and saw it too late to avoid. Dumb mistake but it was dark and the rest of the road was very smooth, so I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 70,476
Posted By ZJeepMI
This is the vulcan 500 I picked up recently. Real...

This is the vulcan 500 I picked up recently. Real nice riding bike, a little rough at freeway speeds with no wind protection but I'm going to try and find a windshield for it. It's my first cruiser...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By ZJeepMI
^ The Shinko 244's on my XT225 are great. No...

^ The Shinko 244's on my XT225 are great. No vibration on road, good traction, plenty aggressive off offroad, and CHEAP too.
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 70,476
Posted By ZJeepMI
Picked up a vulcan 500 today, my first cruiser....

Picked up a vulcan 500 today, my first cruiser. What a nice bike with a solid engine. The feet forward riding position was really odd at first, but I think I'll like it. I have to post a picture...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10,763
Views: 1,550,368
Posted By ZJeepMI
The 60 MPH gusts of wind here in Michigan blew...

The 60 MPH gusts of wind here in Michigan blew over my little XT225 today :cry

Must have went down hard, the acerbis hand guards bent in, in turn bending the front brake lever (also seems very...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,759
Posted By ZJeepMI
TW200 are really easy to learn on. I'd never even...

TW200 are really easy to learn on. I'd never even ridden a dirtbike let alone a street bike on pavement before I bought mine and I caught on real quick. The fat tires make it very predictable and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10,763
Views: 1,550,368
Posted By ZJeepMI
Just thought I'd check back with you guys on that...

Just thought I'd check back with you guys on that '04 XT225 I recently bought. I got those Shinko 244 tires mounted and balanced, and have put a few hundred miles on it in the last couple weeks....
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10,763
Views: 1,550,368
Posted By ZJeepMI
Hey guys. I've noticed a rattle in the...

Hey guys. I've noticed a rattle in the speedometer area, sounds like a nut loose in a can or something. I can hear it at certain points in the RPM range and certain speeds. I tracked it down to the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By ZJeepMI
Hm. Wrong oil filter perhaps? The squealing...

Hm. Wrong oil filter perhaps? The squealing sometimes means lack of lubrication.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10,763
Views: 1,550,368
Posted By ZJeepMI
Ah well. No ill effects so far. I certainly...

Ah well. No ill effects so far. I certainly wouldn't try to correct bars that are way out of wack that way, but for a very slight nudge, it'll probably be fine.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10,763
Views: 1,550,368
Posted By ZJeepMI
Yup rear wheel is straight. I think I have...

Yup rear wheel is straight.

I think I have the front end straightened out, I didn't end up loosening the bolts, but just hit the tire against a telephone pole a few more times, a little harder...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10,763
Views: 1,550,368
Posted By ZJeepMI
To avoid doing something really stupid tomorrow,...

To avoid doing something really stupid tomorrow, the "lower triple tree pinch bolts" are the ones circled in this photo, correct? And also, if I do just happen to have slightly bent handlebars, and I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10,763
Views: 1,550,368
Posted By ZJeepMI
:roflwhoops! typo..

:roflwhoops! typo..
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10,763
Views: 1,550,368
Posted By ZJeepMI
Thanks for the quick replies! I'll give it a shot...

Thanks for the quick replies! I'll give it a shot tomorrow and report back.
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10,763
Views: 1,550,368
Posted By ZJeepMI
Noticed my new bikes first issue today. Got the...

Noticed my new bikes first issue today. Got the bike registered and such and took it for a short ride on some main roads (this time with the tires inflated, unlike the initial ride). I noticed that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10,763
Views: 1,550,368
Posted By ZJeepMI
Thanks everyone. I like the black wheels as well,...

Thanks everyone. I like the black wheels as well, I think it makes the tires look a little bigger than they really are. Title says 04, but I have no clue if the wheels are stock or not. I'm going to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10,763
Views: 1,550,368
Posted By ZJeepMI
Ordered a set of Shinko 244 tires for my new XT....

Ordered a set of Shinko 244 tires for my new XT. It came with some real aggressive, but still DOT knobbies (Pirelli Scorpion Pro front, Kenda trackmaster rear). With most of my riding being on road I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-15-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,938
Posted By ZJeepMI
I know it's an old thread, but I had a quick...

I know it's an old thread, but I had a quick comment on pictured rocks by boat. I have seen it by boat and on the lookouts, and I have to say by boat is GREAT. I'm going back in august to do it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10,763
Views: 1,550,368
Posted By ZJeepMI
Couple more pictures of my new XT, this time...

Couple more pictures of my new XT, this time after I cleaned it up real good. Really enjoying this bike, have only been around the neighborhood so far, but it is a BLAST.
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Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10,763
Views: 1,550,368
Posted By ZJeepMI
That XT got delivered today! Seems like a good...

That XT got delivered today! Seems like a good bike. The choke is odd, it's on the carb and needs to be held for it to stay fully open and the bike did not start quick, but it was on an open trailer...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10,763
Views: 1,550,368
Posted By ZJeepMI
Well I went ahead and "ordered" that XT225. Still...

Well I went ahead and "ordered" that XT225. Still very nervous about it, but hopefully it ends up okay. Seems like an honest guy, and the miles are low enough that I don't suspect any major issues...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10,763
Views: 1,550,368
Posted By ZJeepMI
One time I changed my TW's oil and noticed drops...

One time I changed my TW's oil and noticed drops under the bike for several days after. I think I may have gotten it in the skid plate or something while draining, I'd just wait a few days and see if...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10,763
Views: 1,550,368
Posted By ZJeepMI
Thanks. He's asking $2200, so yeah, $200 for...

Thanks. He's asking $2200, so yeah, $200 for delivery. I could drive there and back for about $100, but the only truck I have access to is my girlfriends but it's old with an assload of miles and it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10,763
Views: 1,550,368
Posted By ZJeepMI
Looking at an XT225, and wanted to get some...

Looking at an XT225, and wanted to get some opinions from everyone.

The bike is an '04 XT225, 2500 miles, looks to be in real good shape. The guy selling owns a small engine shop and one of his...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,073
Posted By ZJeepMI
Another vote for Nighthawk, just sold mine...

Another vote for Nighthawk, just sold mine because it was about as boring as a Honda Civic.
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,295
Posted By ZJeepMI
Yeah i'm really trying to keep my options as open...

Yeah i'm really trying to keep my options as open as possible. I have considered scooters but really think that i'd miss shifting, otherwise it would be a viable option. Other than my 40 MPH commute,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,295
Posted By ZJeepMI
That's encouraging, nice to hear i'm not the only...

That's encouraging, nice to hear i'm not the only one who wants to step down in power. Love that TU250x.
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,295
Posted By ZJeepMI
Great to hear a side by side opinion of it. S40...

Great to hear a side by side opinion of it. S40 also sounds like it suffers from a cam chain tensioner issue. Still an option though if I find a super low mile one.
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,295
Posted By ZJeepMI
Great, thanks for the info. 100 MPG is fantastic....

Great, thanks for the info. 100 MPG is fantastic. I got 90 once or twice on my TW. I've thought about the Ninja as well, heard they are a blast up near red line, i'll have to keep an eye out for...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,295
Posted By ZJeepMI
Thinking of "Downgrading"

I picked up a Nighthawk 750 late last fall to replace the TW200 that I had just sold. I used the TW to commute on city streets to work and make some trips here and there. Had it offroad once, so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 16,491
Posted By ZJeepMI
This will sound odd, but I don't like how smooth...

This will sound odd, but I don't like how smooth and quiet my Nighthawk 750 engine is. It makes good power (for what I'm used to), but it's just too emotionless in it's delivery.
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4,569
Views: 894,706
Posted By ZJeepMI
Anyone ever have to do their handlebar mount...

Anyone ever have to do their handlebar mount bushings? Mine has a little play, not noticeable when riding but i'd still like to take care of it. I'm just wondering what is involved for the install. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-07-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 227,715
Posted By ZJeepMI
This is me last year on my '97 TW200. Great first...

This is me last year on my '97 TW200. Great first bike, sold it a few months ago to get something a bit nicer on the road with a top speed greater than 65 and ended up with my nighthawk. Still not...
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